Monthly Archives: March 2011

Picture book review: Seasons by Anne Crausaz

Seasons written and illustrated by Anne Crausaz Reading level: Baby-Preschool (and up) Publisher: Kane/Miller Date published: March 2011 ISBN-10: 161067006X, ISBN-13: 978-1610670067 My rating: 4.5/5 stars Seasons will encourage children to see the joy in the natural world, to truly … Continue reading

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Signing Scars at Toronto on April 23rd 1pm Indigo Yorkdale

I will be signing Scars, along authors Mahtab Narsimhan (The Deadly Conch) & Helene Boudreau (Real Mermaids Don’t Wear Toe Rings) in Toronto on April 23rd at 1pm at Indigo Yorkdale. If you’re in Toronto, I’d love to have you … Continue reading

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Like a Book? Leave a review.

If you’re a reader, and you like Scars–or any book by any author–one way you can help us is to write a review (even just a few sentences!) on Amazon, GoodReads, LibraryThing, your blog…anywhere people might see it. It really … Continue reading

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Typewriter Art

I love things like this–art created by a typewriter (primarily a tool for writers) AND created by someone who might struggle in other areas. This incredible art–incredible because it is rendered so beautifully, and incredible because it’s created only through … Continue reading

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Reading Books For Your Life: Bibliotherapy Helps

Reading books that deal with the issues you’re going through—and talking or journaling about it afterward—can help you get things you need. You can find out you’re not alone; feel understood; discover new ways to work through a problem; or … Continue reading

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I’ll be in Battle Creek, MI

If you’re near Battle Creek, MI, I will be giving a talk on the way novels can help us (and on Scars) March 23, 7pm at the Willard Library. Hope to see you there! (And also a talk at 3pm, … Continue reading

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Scars is a finalist for SCBWI’s Cristal Kite award

I’m so happy and excited–Scars is a finalist for the 2011 SCBWI Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards! It’s such a good feeling–to have my work honored by my peers. (beaming)

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Video on Teen Suicide Created by Teens

If you’ve seen my It Gets Better video, or read some of my posts about Scars, you might know that I struggled with suicide as a teen, especially, but some other years as well. The emotional pain from the abuse … Continue reading

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Edible Books

I’ve posted about edible books before; I love the idea! Bringing a love for books and food, and creativity together. Check out this video (after the ad) to see a yearly edible books celebration in Seattle. The edible books are … Continue reading

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picture book review: My Name Is Not Alexander

My Name Is Not Alexander written by Jennifer Fosberry, illustrated by Mike Litwin Reading level: Ages 4-8 Publisher: Sourcebooks, March 2011 ISBN-13: 978-1402254338 My rating: 4/5 stars In My Name Is Not Alexander, a young boy goes throughout his day, … Continue reading

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